Creative Writing Minor

Welcome to the Creative Writing Minor! Our exciting and dynamic program offers students from across campus the opportunity to write a broad range of creative texts—fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and more—under the supervision and encouragement of dedicated English faculty. We also offer various hands-on publishing and workshop opportunities to enrich our students' experience in the minor.

Why Minor in Creative Writing?

  • Join a Dynamic Community of Critical Artists.
  • Work with Accomplished and Dedicated Faculty.
  • Participate in Conferences and Field Trips.
  • Publish Your Work.

Advising Sheet

Like most minors at WCU, the Creative Writing Minor requires students to take six courses, or 18 credits, in order to complete the program. Our students start with a required core class—CRW 201—before choosing the remaining five courses from a group of CRW electives. View our updated Creative Writing Minor advising sheet.


Students in the Creative Writing Minor may choose from a range of elective courses to complete the program. Please check the online Schedule of Classes to learn course availability for a given semester, keeping in mind that the English Department usually offers at least seven Creative Writing courses per term. View the complete list of required and elective courses for the Creative Writing Minor.

Resources of Interest

Interested in learning more about creative writing? Thinking of submitting your own work for publication? Be sure to consult our extensive library research guides below. They contain a vast storehouse of valuable information—on writing, editing, publishing, prizes, fellowships, organizations, and so much more—all curated exclusively for our students by WCU librarians and the creative writing faculty.

WCU Libraries Creative Writing Portal

Program Coordinator

Dr. Kristine Ervin . Please put "CRW minor" in the subject line.

Declare the Minor

Interested in declaring the Creative Writing Minor? Visit the WCU Registrar's Registration page for instructions on how to submit an Academic Plan Change Request in myWCU.

Read more about English Minors